With more than 50 years of experience, Frinsa is now one of the top 10 largest tuna buyers in the world, as well as a well-established brand selling fish products that include a wide variety of top-quality tuna and seafood. Frinsa's know-how is based on traditional manufacturing and the use and promotion of less agressive fishing methods, with the aim of respecting non-target species and reducing negative environmental impact.
Frinsa actively works alongside environmental protection organisations, scientific institutes and independent foundations in order to encourage the rational exploitation of marine resources and to preserve biodiversity. Their principles revolve around consumer education, ranging from traceability and transparency to raising customers' ecological awareness. Moreover, Frinsa is also engaged in the active fight against all forms of illegal fishing.
As a member of IPNLF, Frinsa works with different own and retailer brands such as Seaside, Frinsa La Conservera or Frinsa Proteína Natural.
Products sold by Frinsa
Frinsa works with different own and retailer brands such as Seaside, Frinsa La Conservera and Frinsa Proteína Natural, all of them offering quality skipjack tuna and white tuna guaranteed by IPNLF. Frinsa La Conservera offers the most premium product range whereas Frinsa Proteina Natural will be the healthiest option with only mineral water and salt as additional elements. For their part, Seaside and The Nice Fisherman will be the options for retailers.
At A Glance
- IPNLF Brands
Frinsa has different brands endorsed by IPNLF in order to meet the needs of its customers in different areas and countries:
- Frinsa La Conservera: it is the most premiun product range of the company, sold mainly in Spain, with a wide variety of products such as seafood from the Galician estuaries, tuna belly and white tuna from the Cantabrian coast, sardines, octopus, mackerel, cod, etc. It is an exclusive assortment of high-quality products with extraordinary flavor, selected and canned by hand to achieve a perfect presentation on the inside and a contemporary and unmistakable image on the outside.
- Frinsa Proteína Natural: The company's healthiest range. Made with the best raw material and by a special canning process that allows it to provide up to 30g of protein per can, only accompanied by mineral water and salt.
- Seaside: The Seaside range offers different formats of tuna, natural or in oil, made with fish from environmentally, socially and economically sustainable fisheries, according to the criteria of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) just as the two previous brands.
As a company, Frinsa remains aware of the importance of the sustainability of marine resources and are committed to it. They have implemented measures aimed at ensuring that their daily activities are carried out ethically, responsibly and with the least possible environmental impact.
Logically, Frinsa is one of the main interested parties in ensuring that healthy populations of tuna and other fish species remain healthy and grow to reach levels of optimum balance.
As an involved and co-responsible participant, it is in the company's interest that resources are used rationally, and allow existing and future demand to be met respectfully and sustainably.
- White tuna The finest tuna
White tuna is considered to be the finest of tunas due to its texture and intense flavor. This kind of blue fish differs from other tunas in its whiter meat and more refined and intense flavor. Frinsa is well-known for its high-quality white tuna obtained during the fishing season using traditional fishing methods in order to protect the marine environment. The result is a perfect canned white tuna and white tuna belly with an extraordinary flavor.
The global demand for pole-and-line tuna continues to grow at an extremely rapid rate. Therefore, it is essential we do all we can to raise awareness throughout the sector and at every stage of the supply chain of the need to act responsibly. IPNLF will be a key ally to achieving this aim.
Company Policies and Reports
Frinsa was the first Spanish cannery to actively collaborate with SFP (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership), a non-governmental organisation specialising in the promotion of sustainable fisheries and the defence of the marine environment along every step of the production chain. Frinsa was also the first Spanish cannery to become a member of the ISSF (International Seafood Sustainability Foundation), and industry-based initiative promoting the improvement of the marine ecosystem using scientific-based research.
The importance of sustainability is made clear throughout Frinsa's history; the company has steadily improved in terms of traceability, the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and responsible tuna sourcing policies.
This is further highlighted in the company’s 2021 Sustainability Policy, which outlines the adopted principles towards sustainability, including ‘fair purchase’, ‘traceability’, ‘transparency’ and the ‘protection of the marine environment and resources'.
In terms of social accountability, the company objective is that all our suppliers participate in a BSCI/SEDEX program, or another socially-oriented recognised initiative. This will help Frinsa, which will have more supply options, our employees, who will work under better conditions, and our supply chain to be more transparent and socially conscious.
Fisheries Improvement Toolbox (FIT) Engagement
Frinsa joined IPNLF by showing their support for the Tuna 2020 Sustainability Declaration. This agreement is intended to encourage actions and partnerships from and between tuna harvesters, processors, retailers, traders and related non-profits and concerned governments, to improve the health of tuna populations worldwide. The initiative, which is being promoted by the non-profit World Economic Forum, is in response to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources.